Gesture meaning needs speech meaning to denote – A case of speech-gesture meaning interaction

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Insa Lawler, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: We deal with a yet untreated issue in debates about linguistic interaction, namely a particular multi-modal dimension of meaning-dependence. We argue that the shape interpretation of speech-accompanying iconic gestures is dependent on its co-occurrent speech. Since there is no prototypical solution for modeling such a dependence, we offer an approach to compute a gesture’s meaning as a function of its speech context.

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ESSLLI-Workshop “Formal approaches to the dynamics of linguistic interaction”, 42-46
Language: English
Date: 2017
gesture meaning, semantics, speech-dependent gesture

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